NJ Bridal Makeup Artist + Hairstylist Shares her Advice for Brides

Updated: Jan 7

New Jersey hair and makeup artist and owner of Amazing Face, Donna Spinelli is a preferred vendor of Rock Island Lake Club. Donna has worked with many of our brides to create the beautiful look they have always dreamed of for their wedding day. Donna shares her style and experience working as a makeup artist, as well as what to look for when choosing a makeup artist and stylist for your wedding day.

With 25 years of experience under her belt, Donna knows what brides want and prides herself in avoiding the ‘cookie cutter’ makeup or hair look, and instead focusing on her "signature style." Her signature style is the bride's signature style-- what they want! Donna makes it a point to stay in each of her bride's comfort zone by paying attention to their verbal and non verbal cues. By doing so, Donna recognizes when to push the glam button way up and when to allow someone to just be themselves. Donna says, “I think it’s a myth that every bride needs to be overly made up to look good on camera. Pushing someone to be contoured, highlighted, overdrawn, and overly made up is only going to make them uncomfortable, and feeling uncomfortable never translates into feeling beautiful." This is YOUR day, so Donna makes it her priority that your hair and makeup is done just how you'd like it to be!

Donna's biggest piece of advice for brides is to vibe with your makeup artist and hairstylist. After years of being in the industry, she has grown to really understand women and how to read people well. Donna makes sure each and every bride feels at ease when they go for their hair and makeup trial, and that they're able to communicate what they want without feeling any pressure. She says, "If you don’t feel like you can communicate with your vendors effectively and easily, they may not be the right one for you!" Selecting your vendors may seem overwhelming, but once you meet someone who you can vibe with and feel comfortable with, you'll know that they're the one for you!

Check out Donna on Instagram where she shares a range of makeup looks with women of all ages and skin tones! @donna_amazingfacenj

Hair + Makeup: Amazing Face NJ | AmazingFaceNJ.com

Photographer: Craig Collins

Florist: A Touch of Elegance Events

Dress: I do I do

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